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    Default How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    Is there a way to sort the Favorites in the Kickoff menu in KDE4? I can not drag the icons to the new location, and the only thing I can think of is removing all the favorites and add them in the correct order.

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    It's kind of a drag, but for now, you'll have to manually edit ~/.kde4/share/config/kickoffrc and look at the [Favorites] section. The apps are ordered there.

    Probably a toss-up as to whether it's easier to edit them there, or delete/re-favoritize them. You might want to open a bugzilla report as a wishlist item to have that functionality included; I haven't needed it, but now that you bring it up, it does seem like a logical feature.

    Hope this helps...

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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by else_where View Post
    It's kind of a drag, but for now, you'll have to manually edit ~/.kde4/share/config/kickoffrc and look at the [Favorites] section. The apps are ordered there.

    Probably a toss-up as to whether it's easier to edit them there, or delete/re-favoritize them. You might want to open a bugzilla report as a wishlist item to have that functionality included; I haven't needed it, but now that you bring it up, it does seem like a logical feature.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers,
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    Yeah, could be options to sort A-Z
    or with MoveUP/DOWN feature
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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    KV,

    I edit the file ~/.kde4/share/config/kickoffrc and modified the section under Favorites. When I rebooted, the file reverted back to the original copy. Favorites did not change.

    I will see look into submitting a bug in bugzilla, but for now I think I am going to delete everything under Favorites and add what I want in the order I want.

    Thanks for the suggestion!
    Maxpoweron

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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    If you log in as another user and edit the file in the original home directory (biff for instance), it works.

    Log in as different user
    kdesu /usr/lib/kde4/bin/kedit /home/biff/.kde4/share/config/kickoffrc
    Edit file and save, log in under biff and bahda-bing, changes are there.

    I'll bet when you log out, that file gets written with what ever is active and whacks any changes you made. So you have to get at it when it's not in use. I've restarted, and my changes are still there.

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    Wink @cipher1024

    your idea works also if you log in using a different desktop manager e.g. XFCE, E17, whatever of course that is assuming you have more that just KDE installed...

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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    You probably have to edit the kickoffrc file when KDE isn't running, ie runlevel 3. If you right click an item in the favorites, you get an option to sort A-Z or Z-A.

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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by else_where View Post
    It's kind of a drag, but for now, you'll have to manually edit ~/.kde4/share/config/kickoffrc and look at the [Favorites] section. The apps are ordered there.

    Probably a toss-up as to whether it's easier to edit them there, or delete/re-favoritize them. You might want to open a bugzilla report as a wishlist item to have that functionality included; I haven't needed it, but now that you bring it up, it does seem like a logical feature.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers,
    KV
    UNFRICKIN' BELIEVABLE! And you can't edit the dang thing succesfully while kde is running.

    seriously though, thanks for the tip.

    i've been trying to like kde on a new install. i use gnome on two other machines and it irks me all the time. it's amazing the torture one must endure just to configure a static ip address, back and forth between the gui and cli. it does make me lean more heavily on the cli, which is valuable learning experience.

    seems more and more that the decision of which dm to use comes down to the one that is the least crappy at the moment. certainly not which is better. honestly, i don't know which of these two is worse. of others, xfce is ok for older hardware but, it still drives me batty. i really like e but, not for doing business related work.

    oh what a human will endure to get away from M$. sigh.
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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    Is everyone talking about this drag and drop sorting in KDE4?

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/7/...ffavmove-1.ogv
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    Default Re: How to sort Favorites in KDE4 Kickoff Menu

    Ian. This thread is pretty old. kde4 was rocky when the original OP started this. But your Vid should help instruct @dicktater
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